9.12.09

recycled post: blanket stitched felt stocking

I've been SO busy getting ready for Bazaar Bizarre this weekend that I thought I'd recycle a post from last year! I originally posted this tutorial on the Pimp Stitch blog. It's super simple but cute. Can't wait to get back to a normal blogging schedule. I have so much to tell you about. Until then...

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Download Felt Stocking Pattern

Cut the shapes out and trace onto felt with a white fabric pencil. Cut out all of your shapes - two of the stocking and two of the stocking "cuff."

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For a decorative edge, I cut the bottom edge of the "cuff" with scalloped scissors (pictured). You can also try pinking shears.

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Lay out your felt pieces.

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Begin sewing the details (holly & berries) onto the cuff. Use embroidery floss in a matching or contrasting color.

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Sew the 2 stocking pieces together using the blanket stitch.

Start by bringing the needle up through just one of the layers of fabric.

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Poke the needle down into the fabric, right next to your previous stitch. This stitch should go through BOTH layers of fabric. You will be left with a small loop of floss, leave it a bit loose (in the shape of an arc).


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Stitch the needle right through the center of the loop and pull tight. Start again by poking the needle back down through the fabric, next to your previous stitch.

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This is what your blanket stitch should look like:

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* If you are having trouble, futuregirl has a terrific tutorial on her blog: www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2007/09/tutorial-hand-sew-felt.aspx.

After you finish stitching the stocking, stitch the two sides of the cuff together:

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Now, blanket stitch the top of the cuff to the top of the stocking. While you're at it, stitch a loop of ribbon or rickrack into the corner of the stocking for hanging.

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Fill with goodies and hang on your tree!

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5 comments:

Megan said...

Hello! I am very new to the craft & blog world, but peeking at blogs like yours make me really want to learn. Thank you for sharing your craft with people like me who would love to start creating! I am doing what I can for now by buying my children handmade toys for Christmas this year! I will be "peeking" in at your blog again for more inspiration!
Have a Merry Happy Holiday!
Meg

Carrie said...

cute as always!

Peptogirl said...

Hi Megan! Welcome to crafting & blogging!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I *love* that this is hand stitched! Thanks so much, I'll be linking to this.

throw said...

They look lovely and I am amazed at the end result.

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